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Wild Earth Chardonnay 2021, Central Otago

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 23-Apr-2022
Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is welcoming with ripe aromas of pear and stonefruit intermixed spice, warm butter and flint. Medium-full bodied, aromas of stonefruit, pear, and citrus filled the palate, followed by grapefruit zest, warming spice and a hint of creamy balance. The fruit is forwarded with good concentration, supported by lively acidity. Subtle oak elements contributed spices, fine-phenolic texture and structure. This Chardonnay has generous lush fruit, acid tension, barrel spice details, and is fine-textured. Match with kingfish steak and grilled chicken thigh over the next 3-4 years. Fruit sourced from elevated vineyards in Pisa and Bendigo, handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented to 13.5% alc, underwent full MLF, aged for 10 months, 10% new oak. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Apr 2022 RRP $35

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